Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Readers Are Looking Forward To First Grade

In June we thought about what we hoped to learn in first grade. Students are looking forward to music and art and gym!  They also said things like:

I would like to learn how to do first grade math.

More reading!  More books!  Do you have mystery books?  I want more math.

I want to learn about art.  I want to learn about shake breaks.  I want to learn about the gym.

I want to learn to write better.  I want to learn about the gym.

In first grade I want to do math and in first grade I want to have fun.  I want to paint and I want to go to the art room.

I want to go to the gym class and I want to learn shake breaks and I want to read a book.  

Students know that we never stop learning and have been sharing about their summer reading and writing adventures on our summer blog.  Check it out and be sure to share what you are doing!

Luca has enjoyed some Elephant and Piggie books.  Mrs. Hoyt suggests stopping by Kohls to see the selection of Mo Willems books available!

Mrs. Hoyt has read a couple of books too!  She said the book is always better than the movie!
Students also wrote advice for incoming Kindergartners. Check back soon to learn how to be prepared for kindergarten!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Farewell To The Funny Faces Of Room 103

We had a wonderful year in room 103 and are so lucky to have spent this time with our kindergarten friends. Mrs. Hoyt and Ms. Miliano  know all our friends are going to do great in first grade.  Over the summer we will be working hard to prepare for next year, reading and relaxing with our families.  We encourage all of you to rest, relax, play and read all summer too!  Remember we encourage our students to keep a journal over the summer!  


 We would LOVE to read about all of our (now former) students summer adventures.  If students submit a post about activities or a great book they are reading, we will share it on the summer blog.  If you complete one at least once a week every week (at least 10 entries!) of the summer a PRIZE will be earned!  Prize recipients will be visited in their first grade classroom on the first day of school.   We hope we will be reading LOTS of summer entries!  http://pineglenksummerreading.blogspot.com/ 

Happy Summer From Mr. Lyons

This Post Originally Appeared On Mr.Lyon's blog.

Happy Summer!

Hello Pine Glen Community,

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer.  Please take time to read every day and review math facts.  Audio books are great - especially on long card rides.  Also, reading to others or being read too are spectacular ways to read as well.

We have some teachers moving grades this summer.  Mrs. Cunha will be moving to second grade and Mrs. Sheppard will be moving to fifth grade.  Ms. Tigges will be coming back to Pine Glen as a special needs teacher.  We will have four second grade classroom sections, two third grade classroom sections, and three classroom sections at the other grade levels.

During the summer break please enjoy this time with family and friends.  I love receiving postcards from students visiting different vacation spots!


Mr. Lyons

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We Bid Adieu To Our Fourth Grade Friends And Met A Grade 1 Teacher

Today we celebrated a game day!  Students were invited to wear specific colors depending upon their grade.  Kindergartners were clad in red!

We started our day by celebrating the start of summer and acknowledged our summer birthdays!  Happy birthday to Tyson, Sydney, Aubrey and Izabella (we missed our friend Heyssel today.)

Then Mr. Lord popped in and shared a very musically interactive story.  We were drumming along!

Our fourth grade friends stopped in to join us for board game fun! They created book marks fro us and wished us a happy summer.

We had a great time!

As Mrs. Hoyt and Ms. Miliano prepare to bid our students farewell we continued our efforts to make the transitions easy.  This afternoon first grade teacher, Ms. Jackson invited us in for a visit.  She read us one of her favorite stories and then introduced her students who had written us letters.

Sunny Water Day Fun

Wow, we had a wonderful time at our water day!  Thank goodness the rain clouds passed and the sun came out!

Our morning started with checking out a few crazy hairdos!  It was crazy hair day!  

Once we went outside, friends went in the 10 pools we had filled, played with water toys, Legos and  hula hoops, drew with chalk and shaving cream, and enjoyed the sand table and bubbles stations. The sprinkler and the water balloons were the highlights for many.

In the afternoon we enjoyed cool popsicles with our friends in room 101.  Thank goodness we learned how to slow down the melting process when we did our protect the popsicle challenge...we ate them under the canopy of the school entrance!